Green Mango Salad

Green Mango Salad || Aggie's Kitchen

How did we get to Thursday so fast? I swear it was just Monday. My kids were off for Spring Break last week so this week has felt like a bit of a catch up week as well as a back to the school grind week. It’s always a bit of an adjustment to get back into the swing of things. But with Spring Break behind us, it can only mean that summer (!!!) is literally right around the corner. I know, crazy talk, but for those of you who have school aged children, don’t you feel that the window of time between Spring Break and Summer Break literally whizzes by every year?

I’m excited about a couple of things today. First, this Green Mango Salad. Green mangos…are you wondering about why I’m calling them green mangos and am I the last to know that the green mangos are incredibly edible and delicious with a sprinkle of salt and splash of lemon or lime? Where have green mangos been all my life? (In case you are wondering, green mangos are just unripe mangos.)

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Pan Seared Blackened Salmon with Citrus Salsa || Aggie's Kitchen

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